The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

As the days go by and we get older!

January 6 was my 50th b-day....ho boy! I never thought that I would get this old...when I see back and remember my youth and my childhood it seems like all these things happened yesterday.
God has giving me a good life, full of adventures and sad times which I'd used to make better decisions through out my life.

Now that I'm 50 and one of my children is in the Air Force and the other two are in their teen, they don't need me as much as before….this makes me kind of sad, but I understand that this is the circle of life, it happened to my parents and now it's happening to me.

I was reading the book of Titus and I came across the following verses…this got me to think! that God always has something for us…this shows me that my job is not done in this earth. That I can use my life experiences to help younger women with their every day struggles.
God is good!!!! Love Him soooooo much!!!

Titus 2:3-8
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.
Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,
to be self‑controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self‑controlled.
In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

A dream of Hope

Two nights ago I had another interesting dream, a dream with hope, a dream so clear to read that I don't doubt what the Lord is trying to tell me.
For you to understand my dream I have to go back a little bit, starting with my friend's story.

I have a very close friend who I like a lot, she has being going through very hard times for the past  4 or 5 years.
She had a beautiful Christian family, church goers for many years....but there was a very black secret that only a few family members knew,  there was no repentance or desire to bring this secret out the darkness, it will put the family through much shame.
What they didn't understand is that sooner or later the Lord will bring everything to the light. The Lord waits to see if we trust Him enough to lay down our sin at the foot of the Cross.

My friend didn't know anything about it and when this sin came to the light, her heart just sank. With  whatever strength she had she did what it needed to be done. But with that her family was destroyed, everything she had was gone.
My friend has lost everything, her family, house, car, job, security, the family unity.

She'd asked me to take care of some of her plants that she cherish very much so now I'm plant sitting for her :) I'm trying to keep her plants alive while she gets her own place. I keep worrying about the plants because I don't want to give my friend more grief by telling her that her plants are dead :(

Well, now back to my dream, this is how it went....

My friend and I were at my house, we were looking at one of her plants (this was the bamboo tree that I'm taking care of) and all of the sudden the tree turned brown and spiders and snakes started coming out the plant and we knew that the plant was full of them and these creatures started crawling on my friend and I started to scream and I think that we ran out the house!

The next scene  in my dream was...

Some how my friend and I came back to the house, I didn't see my friend so I went to the backyard and there she was clipping some branches of a beautiful orange tree, this tree was very green and it had big oranges and white flowers.
I saw my friend smiling for a first time in many years, I knew that she was happy and that her heart was at peace, she was having fun clipping the branches of that tree and she said something like "look at these fruits" 

I woke up at that moment...I was tearing up of joy because I knew right there and there that our Lord is watching over her and that all the pain and poverty is going to pass. I know that our Lord has good plans for her.

-I believed that the dead tree with the spires and snakes are the sins that have enter her family, the dead tree is the darkness of the sin, is the life with a hidden sin.

-I believed that the orange tree is her future life, a life full of life and that she will bear good fruit.

Well, I couldn't wait to see her and tell her about my dream...but she is beyond desperation, but when I told her about my dream there was a little smile of hope.
I keep telling her to trust in the Lord that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that the Lord will never forsake her, that so far He has been taking care of her needs through many great friends from our church.

Please keep my friend in your prayers.

Deuteronomy 31:8
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

John 15:4
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

His Coming is Near!

!!!More dead birds and more dead fish in large masses are being reported this morning. Thousands of dead birds fall from the sky over Italy, this time the birds were doves. Dead fish by the thousands wash ashore in South Carolina. These two new incidents bring the global events of dead birds, dead fish, and dead crabs to 15, leaving many wondering what this all means?!!!!

It is obvious that we are living in the last days, no mater with how many different theories people come up with, the truth is that these are signs of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible clearly talks about these events that are taking place on the earth right now. 

Luke 21:11
"And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven"
 Hosea 4:3
Therefore the land will mourn; And everyone who dwells there will waste away With the beasts of the field And the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.
Zephaniah 1:3
"I will consume man and beast; I will consume the birds of the heavens, The fish of the sea, And the stumbling blocks along with the wicked. I will cut off man from the face of the land," Says the LORD.  
 Luke 21:28
"Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." 
Don't get Scared, Just get Prepared!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Shack

I finally finished reading The Shack, which makes me feel good because it is not easy for me to finish anything.

About the book...
I know that there is a lot of controversy about this book but the way I see it is that if you don't take it to heart and believe that this is a true story I don't see the harm in it.
The author tells us from the beginning that this is a fiction story, even dough some of Mack's pain are very real in the actors life.

I'm not a critic but I finding it charming and heart-warming story. This is just another book with a good message for someone who's going through hard times.
This is not a book that is trying to substitute the Bible, this is just a good fiction story.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year’s Prayer (2011)

From me to you...

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
-But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
-But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
-But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
-But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
-But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
  and by making you anxious to be there to help.

God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead ♥ ♥ ♥